Be Brave and Take Chances

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” — Richard Branson

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” — Richard Branson

When you look back on your life, will you be happy with what you see?

If you want to leave a lasting impact, you have to be willing to take chances.

If you want to leave a lasting impact, you have to be willing to take chances. Otherwise, you will look back in disappointment.

Look at the world’s most memorable people. Do you think they were cautious?

What would the world be like if our forefathers didn’t fight for our freedoms? What would life be like if Guttenberg hand’t taken a chance and built a printing press? What if Edison decided building a more efficient light bulb wasn’t worth the effort?

We must be brave if we want to achieve our dreams.

We must be brave if we want to achieve our dreams. Cautious people accept their fate and life. There is nothing wrong with the cautious life. Just don’t expect things to happen to you. You have to seek them for yourself.

If you want to make a living from your art, you must be intentional about it. If you want people to recognize you for your gifts, you can’t just create and expect people to find you.

I’m not saying it will be an easy or short journey. It is scary putting yourself and your work on the line.

We fear rejection. We fear our work won’t be good enough. We fear failure.

People have fought and died for what they believe in. Is putting your art out there really that scary?

Make your life worth looking back on.

Living the life of your dreams takes bravery. Stop being so cautious. Make your life worth looking back on.

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This was originally posted on Marketing Your Art the Right Way.

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